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A natural phenomenon! WHO ever saw something like that???

By meniko
Hi and good morning!

Today I need your help!!!
Yesterday evening , at 17.55 UTC, I saw this spectacle during a walk at the beachside in Latchi /Cyprus (this is a small spot at the southwestern part of the island
All together it lasts about 11/2 minutes and I was able to take this pics
I know that the quality of those images are not goo, but everything happened so quick and was kind of a big surprise out of the blue...
My question now is: has anybody a clue what THIS could be???
Please check a l l versions - maybe anyone could help me to find an answer? Maybe one of your family, friends oder relatives knows anything about that???
Thanks in advance!!!
Your help in this case is very appreciated!

P.S. the images are n o t manipulated!

Tags: Sky Photo journalism Nature Shooting star Flash and lighting Natural phenomen Astronomie

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mohikan22 13 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2012 10:53AM
looks like something breaking up in the atmosphere.....?distinctive 3 sources of light.... but to last over a minute.. did it move or was it stationary?

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meniko 6 Cyprus
8 Jun 2012 11:00AM
It moved , and there was also a kind of "fire ball" to see- unfortunately not so visible at the pics...
alansnap 13 577 26 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2012 11:07AM
We don't know where you were walking, the beach is a bit vague. It looks like a satellite or booster vehicle re-entry and break-up. Very interesting.

meniko 6 Cyprus
8 Jun 2012 11:12AM
Sorry Alan, of course , you are right. I forgot to mention the location ...

It happend yesterday evening in Latchi /Cyprus (this is a small spot at the southwestern part of the island
Joline Plus
11 28 53 United States
8 Jun 2012 11:32AM
My first thought was either a meteor falling through the atmosphere or a satellite falling and breaking up. An interesting phenomenon for sure. It appears to have landed in the water. Lucky for you to see and photograph it.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.0k 30 England
8 Jun 2012 12:35PM
Looks like car headlights to me.
jdinne 14 16 England
8 Jun 2012 3:14PM
Old satellite break up? What ever nice capture

gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
8 Jun 2012 5:18PM
Wow -- what makes it difficult (as mentioned by mohikan22) is the fact that it lasted so long.
This is phenomenal. Have you contacted local science group (astronomers or University people)? What about local news media?
Stick with this and let us know.
Nice capture and GREAT timing on your part.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1794 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2012 3:26PM
Fascinating, as mentioned above the length of time this lasted is the mystery - a meteor or a piece of space debris falling to earth would normally disappear within seconds of entering the earth's atmosphere.
jabe 7 10 4 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2012 7:31AM
Grin Close encounter, they will let you know gently when you are allowed to see them, humans are not native to this planet,at least not all of us.When you have worked night's as long as i have you encounter lot's of strange things that go bump in the night.If you are interested let me know and i will tell you what i have seenGrin
meniko 6 Cyprus
15 Jun 2012 10:28PM
The latest news concerning this ,in the first instance, unknown phenomenon:
the solution is:
it was a Russian missile!
They had a test on this 7th of June, and there was no public announcement at all.
Thanks to ALL of you for your assumptions and suggestions.
I appreciate your support very much!
1 Oct 2012 11:01AM
Russian missile... of course... "they launching missiles every day"... of course... but what was the target???
How big that missile was, when it disppers in 3 visible glowing pieces and last so long in the sky?
Great capture Meniko Wink

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